Nuclear Power

Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant to Test Emergency Sirens in Case of "Unlikely Event"

This is only a drill. Repeat . . .

Forty-eight emergency sirens located within 10 miles of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating station are expected to sound off today as part of an annual federal requirement. They'll perform a practice blast at noon and at 12:30 p.m., authorities say.

Don't concern yourself with the horror those horns represent: The Department of Emergency Management says a real emergency is an "unlikely event."

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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.